Announcing the inaugural 2012 - 2013 Jackman Class
Jen Delos Reyes, Deniz Gül, Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, Minouk Lim & Hema Upadhyay
This fall the Hyde Park Art Center launches The Residency brings artists from around the world to live and work alongside Chicago artists, fostering deeper engagement between global and local practices and providing access to our city’s wealth of resources. Resident artists have time and space to develop new projects, present work, and connect with Chicago’s artists and communities—encouraging creative exchange and catalyzing global networks for Chicago’s artists and cultural institutions. The inaugural Jackman Class—named for its benefactor, long-time Art Center board member Deone Jackman—introduces five artists who will spend between one and two months at the Art Center to develop new projects, present work, and connect with Chicago’s art community.
The inaugural season of The Residency takes place September 2012 to August 2013. During this time, the Art Center hosts emerging and mid-career artists from Turkey, India, and South Korea—Deniz Gül, Minouk Lim, and Hema Upadhyay—along with Jen Delos Reyes working with social practice in Portland, Oregon. These artists will each visit the Art Center and work in the studio alongside Chicago-based artist Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, who will be developing a large-scale installation for his solo exhibition in the Art Center’s main gallery in April 2013.
The Residency complements and enhances the Art Center’s mission to stimulate and sustain the visual arts in Chicago by promoting Chicago as a city at the forefront of artistic innovation and cultural leadership. With the goal of catalyzing networks, The Residency fosters connections between resident artists and Chicago’s wealth of cultural resources. Simultaneously, the programs will initiate relationships with institutions, organizations, and individuals based outside the country to increase opportunities for local artists.